Sunday, February 15, 2009
So this is the prettiest piece of land I have seen so far in Eastern North Carolina. It is gorgeous, untouched land, 282 acres of it, the eastern edge saddles right up to Blounts Creek, the same beautiful waterway where my mother owns land . There is this lovely old barn, no doubt abandoned from a previous era that sits in pastoral grace beside a large tree, see above!
There are two blasted problems here: 1. The land is not for sale, and 2. it is owned by a doctor of internal medicine. I believe that this doctor either plans on building his dream retreat here or holding it for investment purposes, in any case, he is educated enough to know the value of this property and wealthy enough not to need to sell it. I believe I will nevertheless contact him , to politely inquire into this parcel of land. I wouldn't usually go to such ends but I got that feeling when I drove down the road and saw this, that feeling that says, 'this is it!' . So I will write him just to follow my instincts.
The useful bit of information for you all is that there is this wonderful website in Beaufort County, NC that lists every parcel of land, its acreage, its estimated value, and its owner - a testament to the efficiency of North Carolina's local government. So you all can search from whatever computer terminal you wish all over the world for land with me in Eastern Carolina, the site is
open to suggestions and advice, happy Valentine's day!